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Small Business Saturday is coming this weekend

According to the U.S. Small Business Association's Office of Advocacy, there are more than 900,000 small businesses in operation across the state of OH - about 99.6 percent of all OH businesses. The drawing will be at Culbertson Fountain at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and winners must be present.

For more information, call Jackson at 918-341-5881.

Some local businesses participating are Fort Payne Footworks & Outdoors, Addie Kate's Farmhouse Finds Fort Payne, Katherine's Gallery and Custom Framing, LLC, Relics Antiques and Collectibles, The Spot Coffee Shop, Elizabeth's Closet, Boom Town Makers Market, Pink Door Boutique, The Rusted Arrow, The Package Store, Fort Payne, AL, Golden Treasures/ Treasures, Hammer's Fort Payne, The Salvation Army Fort Payne/DeKalb County, Big Mill Co - Artisans and Antiques, The Strand, Tiger Lily Flowers and Gifts, Traci's, Ashe. They can invest in the growth of their own business by improving their building or adding new product lines. On that Friday in September, the conspiracy finally unraveled, sending the stock market into freefall and bankrupting everyone from Wall Street barons to farmers.

This weekend also brings the ideal opportunity to pair the love of shopping with your sense of smell.

Last year Mayor Robert Uribe provided these six reasons why residents should shop local, courtesy of Co-op Credit Unions.

But with unemployment low and the economy in solid shape, stores are hoping customers are in a mood to shop. On Sunday, 21 percent expect to shop - 35 million. A lot of people, probably more do their shopping online.

Small Business Saturday is coming this weekend
Downtown Lawrence merchants ready for Small Business Saturday

According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales will increase 3.6 to 4 percent for a total spend of between $678.8 billion and $682 billion.

"There's so many new businesses and things happening in the South Cape, we want people to come down there and see what's going on", Meola said.

Andi LaMar, owner of Silk Florals (2419 Grand Island Blvd.), which offers custom silk floral arrangements, said that Islanders need look no further than their neighborhoods for holiday gifts. The hours refer to local times.

Black Friday: Most supercenters are open 24/7. Samsung 65-inch Class Curved 4K Smart TV for $998.

Deals: Diamond earrings for $25, boots for $19.99.

Marilyn Keevin runs a dog biscuit bakery and she, like most businesses, will tell you how important the holiday season is for her.

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